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Randall's Thumb
was produced on 25th January 1871 at the opening of Marie Litton's new Court Theatre in Sloane Square. It held the stage for 104 nights.

The title refers to the unpleasant position in which a young gentleman named Buckthorpe is placed, having attacked a supposed robber in self-defence causing the robber to fall from a cliff. Supposing that he will be accused of murder, Buckthorpe flees the country and by doing so puts himself “under the thumb” of Randall.

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ

DR. TROTWAY Mr. H. Mellon
JOE BANGLES Mr. Edward Righton
RANDALL, an Adventurer Mr. W. Belford
BUCKTHORPE, under his thumb Mr. Hermann Vezin
MR. SCANTLEBURY, on his honeymoon Mr. Frank Matthews
MR. FLAMBOYS, an old Stager Mr. Astley
CUMMING, a Waiter Mr. Parry
CLENCH, Superintendant of Police Mr. Jarvis
EDITH TEMPLE, Dr. TRotway's Niece Miss Kate Bishop
MRS. SCANTLEBURY Mrs. Stephens
MISS SPINN Miss Maggie Brennan
MRS. FLAMBOYS Miss Eleanor Bufton

ACT I: GARDENS OF BEACHINGTON HOTEL

ACT II: THE CLUMP OF ROCKS

ACT III: GARDENS OF BEACHINGTON HOTEL


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